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Australia setting up world's largest marine preserve

Printer Friendly Version Email to a Friend Close From: Reuters, CANBERRA Published November 25, 2011 08:32 AM Australia setting up world's largest marine preserve RELATED ARTICLES Plunder or Protection: WWF Calls For Safeguarding Coral Sea September 18, 2007 08:08 AM Seeking Protection for Coral Sea "Hotspot" August 23, 2011 08:58 AM Reef boom beats doom April 23, 2009 10:18 AM Fears of collapse as coral reefs feel the heat May 13, 2009 10:25 AM /top_stories/article/43616 Australia moved to set up the world's biggest marine park on Friday to protect vast areas of the Coral Sea off the country's northeast coast and the site of fierce naval battles during World War II. ADVERTISEMENT Environment Minister Tony Burke said the park would cover almost 1 million square km -- an area the size of France and Germany combined -- and would help protect fish, pristine coral reefs and ne...

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